Neil Ellis Pinotage Stellenbosch 2006

Member Review by palmnut:

TOBACCO. All tobacco, really strong, like nothing I've ever tasted before, other than tobacco. Seemed like a well made wine but it was just so hard to taste or smell anything other than tobacco.

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Neil Ellis Wines:
Neil Ellis Wines differs from most South African wineries in that instead of owning vineyards we have focused on producing the best wine possible and sourcing the grapes from top quality growers. Recognizing that different grape varieties thrive under different soil and climate conditions which are not likely to be found on a single estate, from our company's start our philosophy has been to l... Read more
Neil Ellis Wines differs from most South African wineries in that instead of owning vineyards we have focused on producing the best wine possible and sourcing the grapes from top quality growers. Recognizing that different grape varieties thrive under different soil and climate conditions which are not likely to be found on a single estate, from our company's start our philosophy has been to locate those areas that produce a distinctive grape quality and work closely with quality-minded growers in those areas. Today our grapes come from three main vineyard sites: Oude Nektar Farm in Jonkershoek, Stellenbosch; Contreberg Farm in Groenekloof, Darling; the Whitehall farm in Elgin. Read less

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Snooth User: palmnut
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2.50 5
05/31/2009

TOBACCO. All tobacco, really strong, like nothing I've ever tasted before, other than tobacco. Seemed like a well made wine but it was just so hard to taste or smell anything other than tobacco.


Snooth User: pddooley
17805014
3.50 5
05/13/2009

A solid pinotage with escaping the overbearing grit/earthiness sometimes present. A good wine.




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